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Joe Jackson Guns For Branca, McClain

11/9/2009 10:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson never signed his will and the named executors have committed fraud, according to legal papers just filed by Joe Jackson.

As we first posted on TMZ ... there was a clerical mistake in the will. The document indicates Jackson signed the will in L.A., yet he was in NYC on the day in question. We're told the will was in fact signed in New York and the witnesses saw Michael put pen to paper.

Joe doesn't think it was a clerical mistake -- he thinks his son never signed the will. Joe Jackson claims John Branca and John McClain should be booted as administrators because they concealed what Joe calls a "fraud."

Joe Jackson -- through his lawyer, Brian Oxman -- claims Jackson fired Branca in 2003 and believed the attorney embezzled MJ's money. Joe claims an "investigation" showed an improper relationship between Branca and Tommy Mottola and the two were "illegally funneling Michael Jackson's money to off-shore accounts in the Caribbean."

Oxman attached a copy of the "investigation" -- conducted by a company called Interfor -- which says "Some sources in the entertainment industry think highly of Branca. However, other sources suggest that he has built his career on the strength of his clients to a point where are (sic) rumors of irregularities involved in accounting fees."

The report goes on to suggest Branca contacted the Justice Department after he was fired and allegedly dropped a dime on Jackson, suggesting MJ's new lawyer -- Alvin Malnik -- was utilizing "Jackson's financial resources and cash business to facilitate Malnik's comprehensive money laundering activities."

As we've already reported, Jackson re-hired Branca before the singer died.

UPDATE: Howard Weitzman, the lawyer for Branca and McClain, tells TMZ: "These claims filed by Joe Jackson are so outrageous that they don't deserve any response. John Branca and John McClain, who were designated by Michael Jackson in his will as executors of his estate, will continue carrying out Michael's wishes for the benefit of his mother, his children and charities."

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61.

MJ's PYT    


I'm drinking to it to humannature....What the jacksons want is
for the will to be throwed out. That would leave everything to the kids. Well who has custody of those kids? thats who would be in control
of their fortune. whatever MJ has left in Neverland, the catalog, his
royalities, mj likliness (sp), his belongings,etc. Then they can do
what they want. Mainly distribute his monies among themselves.
Katherine should be ashamed . what a weak ass woman.Lord help those
sweet babies..Please..This breaks my heart.

1752 days ago
62.

susan    

Michael's family is doing exactly what he knew they would do. Try to get control of his money when he didn't want them to. They are all bloody leeches. Katherine has proven herself as money hungry too.

John Branca is thought highly by the industry because he has proven himself and has represented the biggest acts in the business. If he is such a fraud, why haven't we seen any lawsuits against him from any of his previous clients?

1752 days ago
63.

Laura Cristina    

Go to hell Joe pitbull!

1752 days ago
64.

Fred Farkel    


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And don't forget to give your rotten kids that **time out**

:-O

1752 days ago
65.

L    

I just wonder if he had anything to do with hiring the doctor for MJ! If he really had any use for his son or just his money. How deep does this really go! You really have to start wondering about this.

1752 days ago
66.

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1752 days ago
67.

justice is mine says the lord    

WHAT WONT THIS MONEY HUNGRY CHILD ABUSER DO OR SAY NEXT????
I WISH HE HAD LOVED HIS SON MORE THAN HE LOVED HIS SONS MONEY, MAYBE MICHAEL WOULD STILL BE ALIVE AND LIVING A NORMAL HEALTHY LIFE. IT WAS THIS JACKASS THAT CAUSED THE MAJORITY OF MJS PROBLEMS AND PHOBIAS ALL DUE TO IS ACTIONS WHEN MJ WAS A CHILD. BEATINGS WERENT BAD ENOUGH, HE RIDICULED HIM, CALLED HIM NAMES, MADE FUN OF HIM, AND SHOWED DISRESPECT TOWARD HIS MOTHER, BY HAVING MULTIPLE AFFAIRS AND HAVING WHORES IN THE ROOMS DURING HIS TRAVELING DAYS WITH THE BOYS ...ON "TOUR". NO WONDER MICHAEL DIDNT HAVE NORMAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH WOMEN....THIS IS THE WORST I HAVE HEARD YET. IF THE COURTS ALLOW THIS MONEY GRUBBER TO GET HIS MITS ON ANY OF THE MONEY THE COURST WILL BURN IN HELL

1752 days ago
68.

nan    

Posted at 9:41PM on Nov 9th 2009 by TheWanderingGypsy

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/11/09/joe-jackson-michael-jackson-john-branca-will-challenge/4#comments#ixzz0WQCuHQAk


so true gypsy...i too wonder if the estate stuff means more to them than the investigation..sadly i think i already know the answer

1752 days ago
69.

Loulou    

There are a bunch of stupid idiots here.Joe may have been far from perfect,but I'm sure MJ would rather see his money go to his family than to corporations or shady characters who conspired to have him killed.

1752 days ago
70.

paulette    

Even if Joe thinks he will get this will thrown out, it doesn't matter then they will go back to the 97 will and it says the same thing.. Then WHAT? Make a excuse why that one isn't valid?
After Michael died Oxman was on LKL and said how Michael always took care of his mother and how he "wished he could take care of his mother like Michael did" Even he never mentioned JOE nor did he say that MJ takes care of his parents. only KATHERINE!
Joe needs to realize Michael left him OUT of the will for a reason!
THAT MUST BE JUST BURNING HIS A$$ THAT THE MONEY IS ROLLING IN AND HE CAN'T TOUCH IT!! Its going to give him a heart attack when the 20% starts going to charities and not him!!Sorry Joe, Michael might of forgave you but i guess HE DIDN'T FORGET!!!

1752 days ago
71.

Fred Farkel    



You damn fools still don't get it.

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF JOE'S KIDS WOULD BE DEAD BY NOW IF THEY STAYED IN GARY, INDIANA.

OK MAYBE THE GIRLS WOULD STILL BE ALIVE BUT THEY WOULD ALL HAVE 10 BABIES EACH BY 15 DIFFERENT DADDIES.

UH. OOPS. THE MAFF DOESN'T ADD UP ON MY LAST STATEMENT BECAUSE THAT BE 'HOOD MAFF.

1752 days ago
72.

Alex    

if this will is invalidated, the previous will prevail and from my knowledge, the previous one is exactly the same than this one.

1752 days ago
73.

tc    

I said this months ago after I read a conspiracy theory on you tube about the "illuminatie" (probably mispelled that)and my first thought was Tommy Mattola and the SOny/ATV catalogue. Michael always said they wanted to kill him and I'd love to know where Dr. Murray really came from? Also...did Arnie Klein say he saw MJ a week before the death and he was shirtless in the office with no needle marks? Just all sounds conspired to me..

1752 days ago
74.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

Nice to see so many Spermette Cheerleaders here.

1752 days ago
75.

Joe Jackson is illiterate    

Well the sh*t is about to hit the fan. Dianna Ross has not got involved because she knows the illiterate money-hungry Jacksons(except MJ) too well and want to live a long happy life.

Will these idiots who keep writing that Joe is responsible for MJ's success, pls stop. MJ had talent; Joe beat him and kicked him in order to line his own pockets. MJ made ït despite Joe's humiliation and physical beatings and have been paying him for years. Should these payments not stop in death? Where is Janet? Doesn't she owe him too?

As I said before because MJ said "I love you" to his father and brothers in the movie doesn't mean sh*t. He always does that after singing J5 songs. So because he left out Janet, Reba and Latoya, does that mean he didn't love the sisters??? Saying something on stage is just part of the show!! Moreover people say things like that in an effort to heal, MJ was a good person; doesn't mean he loved him as he did his mom or father figure, Gordy.

This environment cannot be good for those kids; sooner or later the Jacksons are going to begin to resent them, partic if they think in their hearts they are not MJ's bio kids. I hope the judge and psychologists are taking note. The kids need to be moved into a more pleasant environment.

I am surprised Brian Oxm the lawyer is getting mixed up in this sh*t. I hope his fees are not coming from the estate.

1752 days ago
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